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How to get your makeup to last all day part 1

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Makeup is like magic to me. The right makeup products have the power to transform everyone. Which is why I like to pay special attention to my makeup products. I am lucky to get opportunities to review many products each month. Some products are better than others, and I always make sure I get the amazing products again once I run out.

I have had the privilege to use all sorts of makeup and I know the importance of using the right makeup. Many of us want our makeup to stay put all day. I remember growing up, that was one of the issues I had. I would apply makeup before leaving the house, and it would be wiped off within a few hours. So I know all about how frustrating it can be when your makeup seems to just vanish off your face.

 

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How to get your makeup to last all day

So how do you get your makeup to last all day? Here are some tips that you may find useful –

 

Care for the skin underneath

Having a good skincare routine is the first step to helping your makeup stay on for longer. You should ensure you are using the right skincare products. Ensure you use the right cleansers, makeup remover, moisturisers and face creams. I like to spoil myself with a face mask every week. It does wonders for my skin. For moisturisers, I currently use Bio Oil and No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream SPF 15 50ml.

 

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Also, make sure you take your makeup off before you go to sleep and treat your skin right from within by eating and drinking right. Once your skin is smooth and supple, your makeup tends to stay on for longer.  I currently use AVON True Nutra Effects Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Make-up Remover, and it wipes every trace of my makeup off. 

 

Use a primer first

Now this is a very important tip. You should apply a primer first before you apply your foundation. I always use a primer first if I know I am going to be out all day and I need my makeup staying on.

I currently use Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer and it is so amazing. It keeps my makeup on for more than 12 hours. 

 

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Quality Foundation and Concealer

I like to spend a bit more when it comes to my foundation and concealer because I believe the more I spend, the better the quality. I have all sorts of foundation and concealer products in my makeup storage box, but I always recommend Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place FoundationIt is super long lasting, stays on all day. This foundation is definitely number 1 in the makeup market.

 

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When it comes to concealers, I prefer MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. It conceals all that needs concealing and it stays on all day. Love it. 

 

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Face Powder that works

Once my primer, foundation and concealer (in that order) have been applied and blended in, the next stage is applying the face powder. I go for quality here as well, and I like my MAC. The Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation by MAC works great for me. It stays on all day and I hardly ever need to top up except for my t section.

The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place Powder Makeup SPF10 is another favourite of mine. It works great with the foundation and leaves my face looking stunning all day. It just glides on and stays on. 

 

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I will be writing a follow up with recommending more great makeup products –  eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, eye liners and more. So look out for that post in the next few days.

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Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder

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I have fallen in love with Estee Lauder products. I tried the Double Wear Foundation some months ago, and I fell completely in love with the product. It is the best foundation I have ever used, and I have used loads. So when my Mary Kay powder finally finished, I decided to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder and I am glad I did.

Here is the product description:

8-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free powder makeup stays fresh, looks natural and won’t change colour, even through nonstop activity. Glides on silky smooth, stays on comfortably, without feeling dry. For a continuously flawless look, without touch-ups.

 

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I went for the rich cocoa shade, same shade as my foundation. Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. It is long-lasting. It stayed on all day. I didn’t have to touch-up.
  2. It gives great coverage and natural finish.
  3. I love the compact package.
  4. It is readily available in various stores and in various shades, which is great.
  5. A little goes a long way.

CONS

None. Some may see it as pricey at £33 but I see it as value for money.

 

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I apply my powder with a powder brush as you can see and the flawless matte finish is second to none. I am loving this Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder SO MUCH! Estee Lauder is gradually becoming the makeup brand to beat at the moment. I think the brand is slowly knocking MAC off the no 1 spot. Do you agree? It is a more expensive brand but many are happy to cough out that bit extra for quality. I know I am.

What are your thoughts on this review? Have you tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder or Foundation before? Do sound off in the comment section below.

Have a fabulous weekend.

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